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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 13 year club (Message 1314462)
Posted 590 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
a bit late to the party - May 14th, 1999. and another year on the horizon, assuming I and my Mac survive the solstice. 4 units crunching away as we speak!

Sedge
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 11 year club (Message 1101084)
Posted 1185 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
Yup, I'll be posting in the 12 year thread in 17 days, but I missed this one, so here I am. Congrats to all who have been crunching non-stop (as I have) since the day you signed up. Somewhere out there, answers to our questions wait to be found.

Sedge
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 10 year club (Message 977347)
Posted 1598 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
year 11 approaching rapidly, May 14, 1999. downtime of Macs during said streak - none (well, for reboots or memory adding or such, but otherwise, always searching).

The Truth Is Out There. :)

Sedge
4) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI energy usage (Message 917416)
Posted 1838 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
I'm not sure you can really put a price on finding the discovery that will render the major faiths moot, and finally make people realize that we do really have almost everything in common - thus treating others a whole lot better!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Whoa! 4 WUs at Once! (Message 913208)
Posted 1850 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
So, I acquired a barely used but still retired Power Mac G5 Quad 2.5 today. I wiped it, and restored from the Time Machine backup of my iMac G5.

Upon finishing, BOINC loaded up, and voila - 4 work units are running at once. So far it seems to be doing each unit in about 2 hours.

Seems fitting that after 10 years of plugging away with just one processor in one Mac, that the 2nd decade should begin this way. :)

I must now stop watching BOINC seti work units and return to sleeping.

Sedge
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Still Crunching Away - 10 Years Later! (Message 899237)
Posted 1888 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
thanks Dr, it's good to be back! and dcappello, April 3 99, on the very cutting edge!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Still Crunching Away - 10 Years Later! (Message 895724)
Posted 1896 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
Can't believe I missed it, but I surpassed the decade mark on May 14! Keep looking Macs, this is one place I can't save energy!
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I Am User Of The Day! *faints* (Message 866090)
Posted 1985 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
thanks everyone! Dr, thank you so much for the pic, i printed the site home page last night, but now i have it on my Mac forever too.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I Am User Of The Day! *faints* (Message 865999)
Posted 1986 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
So I guess that makes two Daves in a row! This Dave, however, is merely a cruncher. Day and night since May 14, 1999. Hoping the PS3 client is ready soon so my iMac has some searching company!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Astropulse - how to get it when using optimized SETI@home? (Message 798001)
Posted 2171 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
well - i am at 10.122% after 37 hours 18 minutes. so, i think i need to stick to seti units. darn.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Astropulse - how to get it when using optimized SETI@home? (Message 796908)
Posted 2173 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
ok...on my last seti unit now, so should be starting the AP one in bout 2.8 hours. this could compel me to finally get that dual 3.2 quad core, 32 gig/ram Mac Pro i have been dreaming about. :)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Astropulse - how to get it when using optimized SETI@home? (Message 796651)
Posted 2174 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
just got my first AP unit! it's a bout a day plus down in my queue, if it goes by the order in the BOINC window. estimated time, 47:16:32. we shall see what my 1.8 2 gig 24/7 iMac G5 can do. giddy up!

Sedge
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Snagged a couple of Astropulse WU's (Message 794442)
Posted 2178 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
Ok, that is good to know. I just got Alex's v.8 up and running, now have to install your AP app, right? I was having trouble before...I could not figure out where I had to change the Owner info, cause when I do Get Info, the only thing is the 'Sharing and Permissions'. Changing those to Read/Write - is that what I have to do? Just the two files, the app.info and the actual app itself, correct?

Sorry, not so good at this stuff, just been running the stock, then opt apps all these years.

Sedge
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Snagged a couple of Astropulse WU's (Message 794339)
Posted 2178 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
i did try that, but i seem to be doing something wrong, as i keep getting the error 1202, even after i think i have changed the ownership via Terminal. currently over at the MacNN forums seeing if i can get some help there.

Sedge
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Snagged a couple of Astropulse WU's (Message 794332)
Posted 2178 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
:) well, i may not have quite all the raw speed, but my Macs have been searching non stop, each and every day, since May 14, 1999. so i do have the dedication. hoping i can give one of those suckers a try soon!

Sedge
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Snagged a couple of Astropulse WU's (Message 794325)
Posted 2178 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
Bummer! Was thinking, as I have been churning through Seti units at around 3 hours lately that even if those AP units took 30 times longer I'd still be way under the 30 day window. Alas, will keep running the old ones til a new Mac shows up.

Sedge
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Snagged a couple of Astropulse WU's (Message 794307)
Posted 2178 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
I am running the S@H Enhanced 5.28 (Mac PPC). Been chugging along now for a few days with a fresh install. If I have not seen any AP units show up, is it safe to assume my Mac is determined to be too slow? As I understand it, if we are running the stock seti app (as I am), it would automatically give us the AP app and units if we could run them. We only have to do those installs ourselves if running an optimized app, correct?

Sedge
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Astropulse - how to get it when using optimized SETI@home? (Message 793209)
Posted 2180 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
so after messing up the install of the app.info.xml bit to upgrade my (Mac ppc) enhanced client, i trashed everything and started over. wow, i was still using version 5.x of BOINC and the blue B icon is gone!

anyhow, now back up and running with what is the standard app (setiathome advanced 5.28). the Mac is crunching the seti units at 1-3.5 hours or so, as it has been doing for some time. now i see a new work unit is projected to take 8+ hours and has an august 24th reporting date. might that be an Astropulse work unit???

here it is:

Task ID 942373607
Name 17jn08ae.4159.117659.3.8.148_1

Sedge
19) Message boards : Number crunching : no work? (Message 792633)
Posted 2181 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
i *was* getting work units (seti) - until i did the enhanced upgrade to run Astropulse last night. now just 'No Work From Project' notices over and over. hope it's running when i get home from work!

Sedge
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 9 Year Club (Message 784525)
Posted 2197 days ago by Profile Dave Sedgwick
Whoop! Not sure how I missed this back in May, but now shooting for May 14 2009, and one solid decade looking for those aliens!

Sedge


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